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Maria N. Hodgson

Dr. Maria N. Hodgson

Dr. Maria N. Hodgson
Assistant Professor



Dr. Maria (Nikkie) Saldivar Hodgson is a Rio Grande Valley native. She earned a bachelor of arts in journalism from Texas State University, a master of arts in communication from the University of Texas Pan American and a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Saldivar Hodgson is an assistant professor. She has extensive work experience in student retention, recruitment, admissions and financial aid from various institutions of higher learning. Her research interests include leadership and communication.


Ph.D. from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio Texas
MA from The University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, Texas
BA from Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

CV/VITAE: Hodgson Vitae

Classes Taught:

Communication Campaign (COMM 4344)
Interpersonal Communication (SPCH 1318)
Applied Communication (SPCH 1315)
Introduction to Communication (COMM 1311)

Joined UTB:

Assistant Professor: Fall 2010-Present
Lecturer: Fall 2008-Summer 2010
Adjunct: Fall 2002-Summer 2008

Area of Specialty and Responsibility:

Gender Studies

Previous Experience:

Extensive experience in Student Services
Recruitment and Retention of Students in Higher Education.

Office Hours - fall 2012

11:50 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.
Office: MRCS 235
Phone: (956) 882-8852
Fax: (956) 882-6813

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